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Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) Reviews

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April 3, 2003
It focuses too much on the mother.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2003
A pretty but unsatisfying trifle, its graceful camerawork and fine acting unable to make an oddly flat story shine.
April 11, 2003
It's beautifully shot and too long, and contains pained references to the Holocaust; it's a movie tailor-made for awards rather than for personal reasons.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2003
Mediocre, interminable soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2012
plods through new terrain in Holocaust related subject matter with a shotgun mentality
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 2, 2002
In building a feeling of dissatisfaction and ennui, its pace of time passing is simply too slow and subdued.
March 4, 2003
A straightforward epic, almost alarmingly quaint in the telling.
March 14, 2003
Refined boredom.
March 16, 2003
Skates on the slippery moral slope of colonial fantasy.
March 28, 2003
Nowhere in Africa isn't really a dull film so much as an oddly quaint one that seems to find a comfortable perspective about drastic circumstances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
A well-acted, exquisitely photographed, plot-jammed movie that sinks into melodrama and reveals too little about the African culture and landscape in which it's set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2003
This biography is well made but has nothing new to offer
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2003
A beautifully shot and honestly melancholy drama marred by a meandering script that has trouble deciding whose story is being told.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 22, 2003
Merely watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2003
It is so rare to find a film where you become quickly, simply absorbed in the story. You want to know what happens next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 13, 2003
The movie's real strength lies in its intelligent, sympathetic account of the dynamic, difficult marriage of Regina's parents.
May 15, 2003
Don't expect to see the best foreign-language picture made in 2002.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2002
This marvelously evocative movie keenly observes the quotidian even as it captures the epic sweep of a tale of displacement and adaptation.
March 4, 2003
This is a wonderful adventure.
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